A 3-inch field piece in action

A 3-inch field piece in action Army


Stock #: 424727
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: American Colortype Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Series 22
This type of light field artillery was used so successfully in Europe to fire shrapnel and high explosive shells. The shield of armor plate which protects the men are all tested with a regulation rifle bullet shot at 100 yards before they are placed on the gun. The gun is operated by five men, each of whom has special duties. The shell is taken from the caisson or ammunition chest, which is at the left of the gun, the fuses set and the shell put into the gun and the breach closed ready for firing. With an efficient gun crew, twenty of these shots can be fired in a minute
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